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is the co- founder and chief scientific officer of post-it science. he heads the company's goal team that has for more than three decades. he has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. in the late 1980's, he was responsible for inventing something that i hope to own on my own, and in plans to approve my hearing. in 1996, he was the founder and ceo of scientific learning corporation, which markets and distributes software that applies principles of brain plasticity to assist children with language learning in reading. we are plowing -- proud to have him join us today to take part in this forum. [applause] >> thank you. i want to one-upping the mayor and say that today is my 70th birthday. [applause] still alive and raising cain. i also want to say that i am a proud citizen of this city and a public servant at the university of california, in this city for more than 45 years. it is wonderful to be here and wonderful to be with you today. i want to say, before i start, that you should understand that i was permitted by the university of california on a leave of absence fro
the planet's ever seen. >> reporter: he assures us nothing can go wrong with this fish, altered by science to grow and get to market faster. >> this fish is identical in every measurable way. >> reporter: have we gone too far? >> i wouldn't want to eat this fish, unless it's gone through a proper approval process. >> reporter: critics say the fda scientists didn't do enough independent work and used company data to come to its safety conclusions. some of which tested only six fish. >> that kind of science wouldn't make it past a high school science fair. >> reporter: is this something i should be afraid of? >> you eat dna every time you swallow. you consume dna with every food you eat. >> reporter: altered dna? >> the gene comes from the chinook salmon. pacific salmon. that protein is identical to the same protein that's produced by the atlantic salmon. >> reporter: and nothing's going to happen to me or my children if they eat this fish? >> it will make you healthier. man has been altering the nature of animals since man walked upright and began domesticating animals. the beef that we con
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guard. >> from more information, visit >> when the new california academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall. we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see pe
not think that there is any legitimate basis in science, medicine, or any ethical code that i know of or the bible, for that matter for our criminal law tdistinguishing between those wo have alcohol and tobacco and people who put other substances in their body. there is no legitimate basis for distinguishing between the alcoholic on the one hand under criminal law and between the drug addict on the other. that is first. the second ethical point is i hope most of you agree with this. i do not believe that anybody should be punished simply for what we put into our own bodies absent harm to others. nobody deserves to be punished for what we put in our bodies absent harm to others. hurt somebody, yes and not tell me your addiction was the excuse. we need to be regarded as sovereign over our minds and bodies. the criminal law should not be treating anyone as a criminal for what we put in here. when one is trying to pursue a particular public health or public safety objective, reducing the harm of drugs or whatever it might be. and when you have powerful evidence that a non-course of sys
, is that true? yes, my science advisors, that's why they're here. >> [inaudible]. >> yeah. there are a lot of carcinogens in diesel exhaust, yeah. >> [inaudible]. >> well, you're still seeing an oil that combusts, some of them we know burn more cleanly than others but if it's combusting, you end up with productions of combustion, it may not be better for pollution on the other side, depending on how clean the air burns and that's a theme we end up talking about a fair bit unfortunately is that bio doesn't always mean it's safer, it can, it can definitely mane we're reducing destruction of greenhouse gases but it can still make bad things outs of good ingredients if you know what i mean, another outdoor thing is to reduce your reliance on household pesticides so the active ingredients can be of concern, the pesticide itself, but most pesticide companies done label what are called the inert ingredient, that's the one that's not doing the pest killing per se, they can still really be bad chemicals, endocrine sdrukt tersest can be there, your baby crawls on your lawn, those exposures are out t
issues. gang violence and brain science and crime, these are issues at the forefront and deserve all of our attention. this is a greatat>> your going p with me because i liked to wander around and see faces. you have learned more about me that a lot of people know. for the last 10 years i have been married to someone who was a deputy chief of the lapd and i now refer to him as being in recovery. at the same time, i have been working extensively with home with industries, and my brother said, if he had dreamed i would be married to a policeman and working with a priest, somebody would be lying. i have been working with gangs and been involved with gangs, trying to figure them out for 34 years. i began as a young social worker in south los angeles. with gang infested housing projects that are now almost mythic, jordan downs and nickerson gardens, and i worked in these projects during what is referred to as the decade of death, when crack and unregulated gun availability laid waste to communities of color. in los angeles during the late 1980's and early 1990's, there were 1000 homicides
of interest. >>> set back for a business. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler traveled to drakes bay. >> reporter: a gray and gloomy day at drake's bay. oyster farm is ending. suddenly ordered to close tomorrow. >> disbelief. a combination that create as shock. >> reporter: he says he phoned him today. he was stunned. the park lease is over. family business gone. 30 people out of work. >> this will have a profound effect. >> reporter: customers also stunned. >> so sad that now this will not happen anymore. we could see the last people. >> reporter: a study claims the farm harms marine mammals. the company is considering legal action. it has gotten praise for jobs. he loses his job of 30 years tomorrow. his wife, three children and 15 other families must leave their homes. >> i feel bad. >> reporter: what are you going to do? >> i don't know. >> the company cannot relocate. and the loss of oysters will force up prices. >> this will be a crushing blow to seafood production in california. >> reporter: this area where sir frances drake landed is now to be california's first federally de
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of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by thoma
long- range basic science and basic research areas, which support all of these innovations as a platform, if you will. government investment in basic science for example, in biotechnology and genomics, has created a whole new growth industry where the u.s. is the world leader. those are examples where the government and industry together both can do things which help build our economic future. > the book holds some fascinating insights. "producing prosperity" it is called. willy shee, one of the authors. thank you so much. > > thank you bill. still ahead, rebuilding the housing market by fixing the foreclosure crisis. an update is coming up next. when we decided to update ourselves on the foreclosure process in america, we didn't have to search very far. chicago ranks 3rd in the nation compared to other cities. by state, it's california, michigan, texas, and georgia leading the way with the most completed foreclosures this year. joining us on set this morning is mary jones. she is the executive director agora community services. good morning to you. > > good morning. thank
that >> i was going to say even though it is not darn -- not a 100% science -- [ talking over each other ] >> 100% science that has accuracy, a little less -- okay stop digging. [ talking over each other ] >> they didn't rate meteorologists i wonder who is dragging who down? [ laughing ] >> touche. >>> good morning. here's a look at a dry picture from sutro tower across san francisco towards the east bay hills. live doppler, scattered sprinkles northwest corner sonoma county where we are watching now, heavier rain lake and mendocino counties where going to stay for the better part of the morning commute. radar there the benefit of having live doppler 7 hd so far to the west already picking rain 90 miles offshore that going to take the better part of three hours to get to the coast. the sooner you get in northern sonoma the more likely you are going to be dry. upper 40s concord, live more, redwood city, los gatos, everybody else in the low to mid 50s. monterey bay, upper 40s to near 50. let's move on and talk about this forecast cycle, rain best in the north bay during the daylight hours
and the california academy of sciences, shakespeares garden was designed in 1928 by the california spring blossom association. flowers and plants played an important part in shakespeares literary masterpieces. here is an enchanting and tranquil garden tucked away along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the cherry tree, the brick walkways, the enchanting stones, the rustic sundial. chaired the bards'w ro -- share the bard's words. the garden is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, enjoy the sunshine and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare float you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. shakespeares garden is 8ada accessible. this park is located at the bottom of a hill. it is a secret garden with an infinite and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, one block from the bottom of lombard street, it makes the top of our list for the most intimate picnic settings. avoid all tourist cars and parking hassl
the best science to assess safety, so not old science but new science, would seek to protect vulnerable populations like we talked about way back when, right, prenatally and in pregnancy, those ones that are maybe more vulnerable to chemical exposures and also to reduce exposures in communities with unfair burden of exposures, we know that very often, poor communities, communities of color, communities with less resources are exposed to higher levels of chemicals so we have to reduce that unfair burden because they already have enough unfair burden, so that calls for some comprehensive changes and we want to see those happen. the senate is not likely to reconvene and vote on this bill because we are winding down of course with this legislative session and this particular administration in terms of senates turning over, they're all -- most of them are up for re-election, house is turning over -- about half of them are up for re-election and of course presidential election as well, and so it is very likely of course that this will be reintroduced after all of those changes take effect and
to be destroyed already. >> how much environmental damage can an oyster farm do, and what did the science say about the damage that they were doing? >> that's what's interesting here. the science was the most political part of this. so the national parks service did an impact study. they said, well, we think that they do damage to the local habitat and they are disturbing harbor seals in the area, and that became very political. you have people saying they didn't do a fair job of that, and it was actually reviewed by a department of science who initially got the data, so you can see it became a debate. >> what's this going to mean for people who like to go up there and buy oysters? they're going to close soon? >> they have 90 days. there are still oyster farms in point rays, but this happened to be in an area designated as potential wilderness, and that was kind of the real problem here. it had been slated as potential wilderness as the highest level of protection that the federal government can give to a place. >> i think they produced 40% of the oysters in california, or they come from ther
grader from right here in the bay area and is now on display at the chabot space and science center in oakland. >> joining us this morning is the inventor of the eco spider... jack li ... he's a sophomore at oakland technical high school.... and melissa russo, she's the director of institutional advancement at chabot space and science center in oakland. tell us a little bit about a new exbhibit at chabot... >> i always had that idea on my mind but i never had it on paper. when the supervisor told me to enter the contest i just put it on paper. i have been trained in a lot of environmental knowledge. so i combined these elements and basically designed a robot. >> this is about the size of a fire hydrant. >> yes. basically, how does it work? >> it will roam with the street and peck up garbage. and it runs on it it would- pick up garbage and it is on multiple howar powered solar powered -- and it will pick up the garbage. and somehow it will convert that to energy and even surplus energy to the battery. >> self sustaining. >> how does it know what his car car bridge and was not? >> i w
,990. a science teacher she said abused her. now the $10 million suit was because they ignored her complaints about the abuse. two other similar women had similar complaints last month. >>> a san mateo teacher found in a ravine was found to have died of natural causes. he was considered missing and they found him they said he had a heart attack and died of natural causes. he was a teacher in union city. >>> the report says high levels of bacteria bought in pork and specialty stores. they tested 158 pork samples. nearly 70% tested positive for bacteria that causes food poisoning and several were resistant to antibiotics. >>> they now have a 4th victim of mushroom poisoning. they ate mushroom soup at the gold age care facility. the investigators say the cook did not know they were poisous. >>> the former giant slugger is set to appear on the ballot for the first time. now the three have been accused of using performance enhancing drugs. voting takes place next month and the results will be january 9th. >>> and will it be alex smith? he will decide which men will be starting quarterback today be
station and we got to further development our relationship both as political science majors at sf state and we both had taken an active participation in some community groups. mestly at sf state. and in our time together i got a chance to see his work ethic and what he applies himself as. we took the l s.a.t. recently and w i think the board would be delighted with his attitude and his effort he would part put form. >> is there any other public comment? if you did come to the last rules committee and if you want to speak at this time?
sexual orientation near i. the treatment -- therapy. critics call it junk science amountinging to psychological abuse. california is ahead of curve. governor brown signed a bill last month banning gay conversion therapy for minors. >>> supreme court is set to announce next week whether it will let prop 8 -- this morning -- [ unintelligible ] >>> still ahead, coverage of the storm continues, lisa argen will tell us next the -- when the next wave will hit. >>> here's a look from i-80 heavy rain east bay, break in the north bay, gusty winds and wind advisory next one to talk about, coming up. >>> plus, toxic chemicals in the living room. new study by bay area researchers on how widespread they are. >>> power ball jackpot keeps getting bigger we'll tell you how far californians are going to get in on >>> new details about that deadly fire at a clothing factory in bangladesh owned by a company that supplies retail chains here this u.s.. three factory officials have been arrested, accused of locking doors, trapping workers inside that inferno, 112 were killed in saturday's fire. the
call it junk science amountinging to psychological abuse. california is ahead of curve. governor brown signed a bill last month banning gay conversion therapy for minors. >>> supreme court is set to announce next week whether it will let prop 8 -- this morning -- [ unintelligible ] >>> still ahead, coverage of the storm continues, lisa argen will tell us next the -- when the next wave will hit. >>> here's a look from i-80 heavy rain east bay, break in the north bay, gusty winds and wind advisory next one to talk about, coming up. >>> plus, toxic chemicals in the living room. new study by bay area researchers on how widespread they are. >>> power ball jackpot keeps getting bigger we'll tell you getting bigger we'll tell you how far californians people are stuck in very old habits of using toothpaste to clean their denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria
update for today. it is now displayed to the public at the academy of science and that will run for a number of months. so we would like to thank the california academy for putting on display the mammoth tooth. and we will be looking for a new home in 2013. and finally on october 17th we had number one of our regularly schedule committee meetings to provide a construction update to our neighbors. so everything that moving along well. now to give our construction update with steve turner. >> good morning, directors. steve, ru, with turner construction, construction oversight. i don't know. is that up? there it is. >> another good month, of work or almost a month and a half since we filled you in on the last period. there were no recordable incidents. we did have one near miss. but, brought to light some issues with the excavation process of sight lines and so that has been dealt with successfully. and allowing the excavator to work while the folks down below were able to position themselves appropriately so they are not in the way of it. we have 550,000 craft hours now, about 60,
.s., 55 pounds a year, highest in the world. a lot coming from soft drinks. >>> this is not science fiction this is from newly unclassified documents that shows the united states once planned to set off a nuclear explosion on the moon, during the height of the cold war the plan called for a ballistic missile launched from the earth. officials considered using a bomb about the size of the one used on hiroshima. the idea was to intimidate the soviet union. >>> we are following breaking news on the peninsula, police investigation underway now after a woman wakes up in the middle of the night to find a stranger in house. katie marzullo will join us next. >>> two teenaged girls, murdered in a hail of bullets many next, the dad talks about his murdered daughter as oakland resi
edition of the road to recovery . today, we'll be talking about research to practice, how science is helping people with mental and substance use disorders. joining us in our panel today are dr. h. wesley clark, director, center for substance abuse treatment, substance abuse and mental health services administration, u.s. department of health and human services, rockville, maryland; dr. thomas mclellan, director, center for substance abuse solutions, philadelphia, pennsylvania; dr. alexandre laudet, director, center for the study of addictions and recovery, national development and research institutes, incorporated, new york, new york; dr. candace peterson, associate scientist, evaluation shared service, university of wisconsin population health institute, madison, wisconsin. dr. clark, what does research to practice mean and what does it mean for a methodology or a practice to be evidence-based? research to practice is a concept that captures the evolvement in the research community with regard to various aspects of, in this case, substance abuse or mental health care in an effor
. health and science editor john fowler, ktvu news. >>> agriculture inspectors have discovered a tiny insect that could harm california's citrus crop. the insect can carry a disease that has destroyed crops in florida. the department of agriculture is expected to release quarantine plans as early as tomorrow. >>> the white house has released this photo of the president and romney shaking hands. >>> over the strong objections of the united states, the u.n. voted to give rights to palestine. the united nations general assembly voted by a 2/3 majority to recognize the state of palestine. secretary of the state hillary clinton called vote counter productive. >>> a s.w.a.t. team surrounded the home of joseph francis quarry. officers rushed cory when he had come outside of his house to take in his dogs. >>> today actress lindsay lohan faces new charges. the 26-year-old faces third degree charges. showing you here lohan leaving the police station hidden under a jacket. lohan was charged for three misdemeanors in an accident where her porsche crashed. >>> the marin independent journey says a
. 1855. i have not been there that long. i am in the department of exercise and sports science. i think it is a good match for me to be demonstrating the wii, which is a good physical activity. i am joined on the stage by a student, not from usf, but from san francisco state. we actually talk to each other. this is mackenna. >> good morning. >> finally, i am joined by alicia from the independent living center in san francisco. it is great for all of you to be here today. people will be trickling in over the next half hour. we will give you a taste of what wii is like. we have set up the game. i will start by playing mackeena in a game of tennis. the interesting thing about wii is we use this little remote. just by moving our arms, we can control movement on the screen. you will be watching up on the big screen as we play a game of tennis. are you ready? all right. we will select two players. that is me. does that look like me? it kind of those -- of does. does that look like mackenna? that is not by chance. you can make the person look like anything you want. they can even look like ali
the science? you can see the scientific references and see where the studies were done at different research universities, the mayo clinic, harvard, and other places to see what the confirmation is all about. we can see that it improves the basics. , u r her rider, your engagement is stronger. every improvement translates to about 14 years on the average. after they are trained, the improvement would give them the memory level of an average person of about 56. we see faster and sharper thinking and acting. almost everything you do that involves making a decision about what you have seen or heard or acting in a complex behavior. this is certainly important from the point of view of for your sustaining independence. this is kind of interesting thing, right? people see things so much better that they have about half as many driving accidents, it makes a big difference in the safety of driving and also walking. we have seen improvements in health. the person spends about $300 less a year in health-care costs, that is because the brain training confers benefits and also to physical health from th
slightly, up 2.8% in math, 5.3% in science, and a half percent in reading. leticia long attributes improvements in her son's school to the teacher involveses. >> it seems like classes are more consistent, that they're all kind of operating towards the same kind of core curriculum standards which creates, i think, a better experience for the kids. >> reporter: this fall, 988 teachers, about a quarter of the total staff, received a top rating, making them eligible for the highest bonus. that's about 300 more than last year. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, washington. >> jarvis: as of today, a new law protects north carolina teachers from cyber-bullying by student who use the internet to intimidate or torment school employees. the a.c.l.u. plans to challenge the law saying school kids have been making nasty remarks about teachers since the beginning of time. and after five decades of service, a legendary american warship leaves the fleet. that's next. chiefs football player shot and killed his girlfriend today. then he drove to the team's stadium and committed suicide in front of his coac
's efficient and free. we have also worked with the academy of sciences and the museum to put a pdf file on their computer page, just a public safety message. i have noticed recently going to restaurants and what not that a lot of people have menu and side boards that is a "please lock your car and don't leave your valuables." when people travel to san francisco, to golden gate park, et cetera, with tourists going to those places, people watch them and take their belongings and that is really the lion's share of our car break-ins. >> captain thank you for your report. it was very informative. it's really to be commended. the incidents of traffic injuries the city, particularly those involving pedestrians is very worrisome, to put it mildly. i think that the joint effort that has been going on to stem some of that is really showing with the reduction in the injury statistics, which is rather remarkable. it's a very significant decrease. so congratulations to everybody on that effort. and the results that you have been getting. i appreciate your expanding on the theft, the efforts to ste
. >> this is the largest gathering of scientists in the world. we cover all aspects of earth and space science. oceans, atmospheres, the solid earth. climate. >> reporter: four new observeries, using ground moisture sensors to gps satellites. >> they look up into the heart of the storms. a mile up in the atmosphere. >> one is being built this month to monitor pineapple express winder storms caused by atmospheric rivers. >> if we know the start time and the end time and we know how long it will last, that will likely predict 75% accuracy of the precipitation that is likely to occur. >> reporter: scientists tell us knowing how much rain is coming enables them to predict which areas will flood. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> los angeles mayor mayor antonio villaraigosa got involved in the labor dispute at the port of los angeles long beach. talks went nowhere over the weekend. mayor antonio villaraigosa wants around the clock bargaining with the help of a mediator. >>> the city counsel will discuss a plan to sell a parcel of land to a developer. the parcel is u
. >> there is no evidence anywhere in science or any kind of research any legitimate research that nudity harms anybody. >> it's a very narrow piece of legislation having to do with our limited public spaces and public transportation. >> mayor ed lee is expected to sign the ordnance that will take effect in february. the legislation does exempt nudity at private beaches and special events. >>> san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting in the city's is hayes valley neighborhood. they found a man who had been shot once in the torso and once in the leg. the victim was rushed to the hospital where he later died. so far no arrests have been made. >>> the former commander of an elite contra costa drug task force is expected to plead guilty today. under the terms of a deal norman welch is expected to plead guilty to five charges in exchange for a lighter sentence. those charges include stealing marijuana and methamphetamines, falsely arresting a suspected drug dealer and stealing cash and cell phones from prostitutes. the plea deal calls for welch to search for ten years in prison when he is se
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